Queer Brown History
Nikhil D. Patil writes on how the most meaningful part of his archival project was finding and embracing his community, and his hopes for the next generation of queer South Asian Americans.
The South Asian Americans Remembering Individuals (SAARI) Project
Archival Creators Fellow, Nikhil Patil, describes memorials as physical manifestations of collective historical memory, but every memorial begs the questions: what exactly are we remembering, and who gets to decide? Read as Nikhil delves into the omission of South Asian Americans from the historical narrative of the HIV epidemic, and how he plans to use his fellowship to change the historical record.
Expanding the Narrative of Epidemics
2020-21 ACF Nikhil D. Patil reflects on the early impact of HIV/AIDS within the South Asian American community